"We hope, by exchange of information, to locate as many roosts as possible in Hampshire, and to persuade the public by displays, talks and so on that bats are not the macabre creatures horror films would have us believe, and that 'Bats Need Friends'." - Mike Dobson, HBG Founder (1984)

Hampshire Bat Group is a registered charity made up of volunteer members. As a partner group to the Bat Conservation Trust, we aim to promote and support bat conservation in Hampshire and to raise public awareness about these fascinating animals.  Bats need our help because their numbers have decreased drastically in recent years, mainly due to loss of habitat.

Please note that, as a matter of routine, Hampshire Bat Group does not undertake surveys for commercial purposes or to formally object to planning applications.

Recent Announcements

  • Bat Care Training A training day for new and existing bat carers will be held on Saturday 21st July at Fareham. Places on this course are limited, so please apply to our Hampshire bat care coordinator, Sophie Lancaster: batcarehantsbats(at)gmail.com
    Posted Jul 16, 2018, 11:58 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
  • Summer Activities Over the summer you will find us on:    13th May - our display will be at the South Downs Green Fair near East Meon;    19th May - our display will be at the Spring Fair at Sholing Valley in Southampton;    27th May - participating in the Selborne Bioblitz;    28th May - our display will be at the Gilbert White Museum Nature Festival at Selborne;    3rd June - our display will be at the Wildlife Day at Fleet Pond;    8th June - leading a bat walk at the Wildgrounds at Gosport;    9th June - leading a bat walk at the Bioblitz at The Holt;    16th June - our display will be at the Alton Party in the Park;    30th June – our display will be at the Fair Oak Village ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2018, 2:28 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
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